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End of a week trip with 21 people and 3 Cats #166211
07/20/2018 06:39 AM
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Just coming to the end of a week long trip around the islands. We had 3 cats out of TMM, 2x450s and a 42 and all were very well prepared as usual. Cant say enough good things about TMM. We had one issue between the 3 boats which needed a chase boat - fixing a broken lazy jack line on the mast - and it was taken care of without any disruption to the trip.

There were 21 of us onboard the three vessels. Crews were of all ages, and we had a mixture of eating ashore and onboard.

Our route was simple - we took in Cooper (love the Rum Bar and the Micro Brewery in its new post IRMA space) and the Baths. Next day we sailed up to North Sound and the adults in the group had dinner in the restaurant in Leverick Bay, while the teens took in the more casual restaurant down below... and that worked out well.

Next was a trip to the Dogs, and a visit to the new place for the Willy T in Great Harbor on Peter Island. Willy T was quiet - not surprising for mid week - but we were able to generate some good times, and then the next day we went over to JVD for a visit to Sandy Cay, and overnight in Great Harbor there and dinner in Foxys. They catered a table for 21 of us with no hassle at all - and the food was great.

Next day we went around to White bay for a visit to the Soggy Dollar, and then sailed up to Norman Island for the last night onboard, before checking back into TMM.

Great weather week - a few squalls now and then but nothing severe. Good 16-19 kts steady easterly breeze throughout. Seas were slight, moderate some days. With several teens and younger onboard we prioritized snorkeling spots; Great Dog and the Caves at Norman Island were the favorites. Overall we had a great time. The first time I have done a 'flotilla' trip and it was well worth the planning and effort to bring it together.

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Re: End of a week trip with 21 people and 3 Cats [Re: mcevog] #166228
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How did the 42 do keeping up with the 2x 450??

Re: End of a week trip with 21 people and 3 Cats [Re: windward2c] #166232
07/20/2018 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by windward2c
How did the 42 do keeping up with the 2x 450??


The rig of the 42 with its smaller main and the self tacking jib meant that it was maxed out at about 8 knots, while the 450s managed about 9-10 quite easily, while beam reaching. We had a few races, and the 450s were happily in front - but much of the traveling was in small bursts of cruising so we didn't end up too far apart... When it came to Painkiller consumption in the evenings the skipper of the 42 more than held his own!


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